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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Maine, NJ women celebrate kidney transplants, new friendships

BANGOR DAILY NEWS | Dawn Gagnon

BANGOR, Maine — A quartet of women — three of them from Maine and one from New Jersey — gathered in Hermon over the weekend to celebrate the successful outcome of two organ transplants that came about through what they say was a circuitous series of events and small miracles.

Two years ago, Deb Gunn of Holden began suffering from severe headaches and other symptoms associated with chronic kidney disease.

In June 2014, she learned that she had a genetic kidney condition called Alport syndrome that either would require a lifetime of dialysis or a new kidney.

Her father was diagnosed with the condition “years and years ago,” Gunn said Sunday during a gathering in Hermon. Continue reading
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